In the interests of improved communications and cooperation, the American Subcontractors Association (ASA) and the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) signed a partnering agreement at the CMAA National Trade Conference that will bring the two sides together on issues of importance in the construction industry.

The agreement specifies the need for ways to better satisfy construction customers and higher levels of professionalism and integrity in conducting business. It also calls for the support of CMAA’s Construction Manager Certification program and the need to provide construction workers with continuing education opportunities.

Acknowledging the importance of the newest members of the construction industry, the groups have also agreed to help young professionals recognize the value of joining and participating in their associations and professional services.

Blake V. Peck, CMAA’s president, is positive about the possibilities the agreement will create for serving construction customers. “The partnering agreement…will provide a perfect opportunity to find more and better ways to satisfy owners by improving the timeliness and quality of the constructed project.”